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2021 Korean Dramas & Movies In The World Netflix Rankings

The 2021 Netflix rankings are released! What Korean works made it? How different are the ranks internationally?

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5 months ago

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Netflix, the world's largest streaming service, achieved considerable results in 2021 after pouring hundreds of billions of won into Korean content, and many of Netflix's original Korean series again gained popularity worldwide. 

Today, we'll take a look at top Netflix shows around the world and in Asian countries in 2021 to see what was watched most!


2021 Top Netflix Shows Worldwide

RankTV Show
1.netflix korean drama squid gameSquid Game
15.Vincenzo
26.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
46.netflix korean drama hellboundHellbound
47.netflix korean drama my nameMy Name
48.The King's Affection
66.Nevertheless
67.Hospital Playlist
81.Sisyphus: The Myth
96.netflix korean drama the uncanny counterThe Uncanny Counter

It's no exaggeration to say that 2021 was packed full with great Korean dramas. On the world chart, record-breaking show Squid Game is expectedly first place in the top Netflix shows of 2021.

In addition to Squid Game, Korean dramas VincenzoHometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Hellbound, and My Name all entered the top global charts. Which Korean or other shows did you watch this year that did well on Netflix this year?


Korea Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.netflix korean drama hospital playlistHospital Playlist
2.Vincenzo
3.netflix korean drama the iron squadThe Iron Squad
4.Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
5.netflix korean drama men on a missionMen on a Mission
6.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
7.Squid Game
8.Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
9.netflix korean drama sisyphus the mythSisyphus: The Myth
10.The King's Affection

Korea's 2021 Netflix top 10 chart isn't too different, but variety shows such as The Iron Squad and Men on a Mission were made it on the list this year, showing that Koreans are gradually moving from watching variety shows on TV to on streaming services. Meanwhile, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was the only non-Korean show on the top 10 Netflix list in Korea.


Japan Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Tokyo Revengers
2.netflix korean drama crash landing on youCrash Landing on You
3.Jujutsu Kaisen
4.netflix korean drama vincenzoVincenzo
5.My Hero Academia
6.Squid Game
7.That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
8.Nevertheless
9.netflix korean drama hometown cha cha chaHometown Cha-Cha-Cha
10.Kingdom

Many exciting shows were on Japan's Netflix top 10 list in 2021. It's interesting to see that Crash Landing on You took one of the top spots as Japanese anime shows consistently occupy the charts in Japan. Lately, we've seen Korean dramas rank well in Japan.


Taiwan Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Vincenzo
2.netflix korean drama hospital playlistHospital Playlist
3.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
4.Sisyphus: The Myth
5.Mother To Be
6.The Uncanny Counter
7.netflix korean drama neverthelessNevertheless
8.netflix korean drama mineMine
9.The King's Affection
10.Squid Game

Korean dramas were popular on Netflix in Taiwan all year long, but Vincenzo, Hospital Playlist, and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha were favorites. Of course, Squid Game made the list, but it seams like heartwarming, romantic, and more daily-life shows performed better.


Hong Kong Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.netflix korean drama vincenzoVincenzo
2.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
3.Sisyphus: The Myth
4.Hospital Playlist
5.netflix korean drama squid gameSquid Game
6.Nevertheless
7.The Uncanny Counter
8.netflix korean drama the king's affectionThe King's Affection
9.The Good Doctor
10.Jujutsu Kaisen

Interestingly, Hong Kong's Netflix rankings are very similar to Taiwan's. Korean dramas occupied the top 8 spots in Taiwan in 2021!


Thailand Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Vincenzo
2.netflix korean drama hometown cha cha chaHometown Cha-Cha-Cha
3.Nevertheless
4.netflix korean drama the king's affectionThe King's Affection
5.Sisyphus: The Myth
6.Squid Game
7.Attack on Titan
8.Dare to Love
9.Snowpiercer
10.netflix korean drama hospital playlistHospital Playlist

Korean dramas also accounted for a high portion of the Netflix chart in Thailand, and Girl From Nowhere, which once topped the charts in the first half of the year, was also pushed back by the Korean dramas released later in 2021.


Vietnam Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Vincenzo
2.Hospital Playlist
3.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
4.netflix korean drama reply 1988Reply 1988
5.Crash Landing on You
6.netflix korean drama prison playbookPrison Playbook
7.Sisyphus: The Myth
8.Nevertheless
9.netflix korean drama mineMine
10.Squid Game

Vietnamese viewers' tastes seem to be similar to Japan, but they also enjoyed some older Korean dramas, like Crash Landing on You, Reply 1988, and Prison Playbook too!


Malaysia Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Vincenzo
2.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
3.netflix korean drama squid gameSquid Game
4.Hospital Playlist
5.Nevertheless
6.netflix korean drama squid gameSisyphus: The Myth
7.The King's Affection
8.Attack on Titan
9.The Good Doctor
10.netflix korean drama law schoolLaw School

Malaysia's top 10 Netflix list of 2021 was also filled with Korean dramas. Different from other countries, well-received legal drama Law School took 10th place. It did well on the Netflix charts in the first half of 2021.


Singapore Netflix Top 10 2021

RankTV Show
1.Vincenzo
2.Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
3.The Good Doctor
4.netflix korean drama hospital playbookHospital Playlist
5.The King's Affection
6.Sisyphus: The Myth
7.netflix korean drama love ft marriage and divorceLove (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
8.Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) *different season
9.Squid Game
10.netflix korean drama neverthelessNevertheless

In 2021, Singapore's Netflix charts contained a lot of Korean dramas. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) especially did very well and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha and Vincenzo performed similarly in Singapore as they did in other countries.


As 2021 comes to a close, we can see how many popular Korean dramas were released this year and they were especially popular in Asia. Squid Game, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Vincenzo consistently took top spots.

We can't wait to see what Netflix has in store for us in 2022!


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